$44 Million in California State Funds Requested for First Responder Training Center

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Assemblyman Ken Cooley and the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District announced early Friday morning the request for $44 million for the third phase of upgrades to the Zinfandel First Responder Training Center. The facility is over 50 acres and the $44 million would be a one-time request for state funding to create new features to continue training first responders in the field. “Obviously the centrality of this location, with the airports, with all the conveniences, of the Sacramento area, that’s a big big plus as well,” Cooley said. The lands, which are used by a multitude of agencies , have helped facilitate the training of crews who have participated in more than 200 large-scale disasters in California. “The location here between 80, 5, 99 and 50 is the ideal location for resources to stage for anything on the north side of California,” the metro fire chief said. of Sacramento,Todd Harms.Assemblymember Cooley and local emergency experts call the training center a central hub for all disasters across the state of California.”This training center will ensure that Sacramento Metro firefighters and our regional fire and EMS agencies are ready to continue to respond to calls anywhere in our beautiful state,” said Parker Wilbourn of Sacramento Metro Fire. $44 million would add indoor and outdoor spaces, driving and operations emergency vehicles, special operations training grounds and more.Cooley said the one-time spending vote is scheduled for June of this year.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley and the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District announced early Friday morning the request for $44 million for the third phase of upgrades to the Zinfandel First Responder Training Center.

The facility spans over 50 acres and the $44 million would be a one-time request for state funding to create new features to continue training first responders in the field.

“Obviously the centrality of this location, with the airports, with all the conveniences, of the Sacramento area, that’s a big big plus as well,” Cooley said.

The grounds, which are used by a multitude of agencies, have helped facilitate the training of crews who have participated in more than 200 large-scale disasters in California.

“The location here between 80, 5, 99 and 50 is the perfect place to organize resources for anything on the north side of California,” said Metro Fire Chief Todd Harms. of Sacramento.

Assemblyman Cooley and local emergency experts view the training center as a central hub for any disaster in the state of California.

“This training facility will ensure that Sacramento Metro firefighters and our regional fire and EMS agencies are prepared to continue to respond to calls anywhere in our beautiful state,” said Parker Wilbourn of Sacramento Metro Fire.

The $44 million would add indoor and outdoor spaces, driving and operating emergency vehicles, special operations training grounds and more.

According to Cooley, the vote on the one-time expense is scheduled for June of this year.

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